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  1. #1
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    Default Nerve Repair

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    Dr performs repair/suture of both the motor branch of the brachialis AND ulnar nerve fascicle with operation microscope. I'm thinking:

    64861 - brachialis nerve
    64872 - ulnar nerve
    69990 - microscope

    Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    I think you should code this as
    64836 ulnar motor
    64861 brachial
    69990 micro

  3. #3
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    Long Island/New York


    aren't ulnar and medial nerves major nerves?

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    Well you said repair/suture of both brachial and ulnar motor nerves so that would be two separate codes. There are no edits also.
    Also, I don't think that add on code 64782 would work,(without reading the op note), because that is for suture of the proximal and distal nerves where repair was delayed because the initial wound was contaminated. It just doesn't seem like that would work for an ulnar motor nerve.

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